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La tête haute (2015)

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A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... La juge des enfants Florence Blaque
... Malony Ferrandot
... Yann
... Séverine Ferrandot
... Tess
Elisabeth Mazev ... Claudine
... La directrice du CEF
Christophe Meynet ... Maître Robin
Martin Loizillon ... Le procureur
Lucie Parchemal ... La greffière
... Gladys Vatier
Enzo Trouillet ... Malony à 6 ans
Ludovic Berthillot ... Ludo
Michel Masiero ... Le grand-père
Marie Piémontèse ... La principale du collège


Malony has been in conflict with the school and with the law since he was six. But Florence Blaque, a juvenile judge, and Yann, a special educator, are convinced that they can save him from the spiral of revolt and violence in which he seems to be caught for the rest of his days. Will they attain their end in spite of everything, in spite of Malony himself who is his own worst enemy ? Written by Guy Bellinger

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We take the hand we are given



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]



Release Date:

13 May 2015 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Standing Tall  »


Box Office


€5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,488, 3 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,013, 17 April 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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10 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I certainly agree with the panning of this very intense film even though I gave it a high rating which I did because when it's good, it's very good - "intense" doesn't begin to approach how gripping this film and especially the performance of Paridot is. Granted though, the characters are one dimensional: they're either totally evil, total losers (like the mother) or possessed of angelic patience and calm. I'm a soft-hearted former teacher and believe in second chances but Malony gets one hundred and two and still screws up. I kept thinking as he messed up violently yet again that THIS was the time they'd throw away the key but no, "one more chance". Totally unrealistic and a vision of money wasting in the public sector that should be cut off tomorrow.

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